AIFS Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain (UVic): Semester or Academic Year
Spend a semester or academic year in Barcelona with AIFS. Earn up to 15 credits studying at the Universitat de Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC). No previous Spanish language study is required.
This Business, Design and Innovation program gives you insight into innovative business projects in the European capital of design. Available courses include: business, design, economics, innovation and Spanish language.
You'll live in a student apartment, homestay or, for an additional fee, a student residence. The homestay includes breakfast and dinner each day. A meal allowance is included with the apartment and student residence options.
Enjoy cultural and social activities such as city tours, visits to museums, churches and cultural sites, Spanish cooking classes, a tapas evening with Spanish students, traditional Spanish music and dance performances and more.
Travel and cultural excursions include day trips to Gerona and Besalú, Figueras and the Dalí Museum and Montserrat and Sitges. A 3-day trip to the Pyrenees is also included.
Optional excursions include a 3-day trip to Tangier and Tetouan, Morocco, and a 3-day trip to Andalucía, Seville and Granada.
·Volunteer opportunities through a local NGO are available.
Spectacular mountain ranges surround Stellenbosch, the university town in the winelands of the Western Cape. The elegant Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian houses that grace the oak tree-lined streets reflect the history of one of South Africa’s oldest towns. Take a stroll and you’ll find interesting museums, open-air coffee shops, bistros and a thriving art scene; go further afield and you can hike through vineyards, orchards and mountain ranges. Study here and become part of a vibrant academic community with a tranquil and laid-back atmosphere. AIFS in Stellenbosch offers a traditional academic program as well as a Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Program (LSCE). Students can choose courses from Stellenbosch University’s full course catalog which covers a broad range of subjects. LSCE students take specific courses in Sustainable Community Engagement, plus one or two electives, in addition to volunteer work in the community. AIFS also offers students with an interest in art, photography, ceramics or marketing the opportunity to intern at the Ardmore Ceramic Studio in Kwazulu Natal.
Earn credits through a wide variety of courses when you study in beautiful, historic Florence at Richmond University. You’ll have the option to live in a homestay or in a student apartment as you experience many social and cultural activities, such as trips to local art galleries, an Italian cooking class, and visits to the local museums. Enjoy trips to Rome, Siena and Venice, immersing yourself in the Italian culture. Volunteer and internship opportunities are also available. AIFS in Florence includes a one-week orientation before the semester begins so students can acclimate themselves to Italian language and culture. Fall semester students attend orientation in the beach-side town of Pietrasanta, while spring semester students attend orientation in Rome. A for-credit International Internship Program (IIP) is also available, in which students take a 2-week Intensive Language Preparation course worth 2 credits. In the spring semester, a Fashion Management and Marketing Program is also offered. Volunteer opportunities are available and interested students can enhance their volunteer work with a for-credit Service Learning and Active Citizenship course. Please refer to our website for term-specific program details!